Wolfgang Schulz and the Photo Scene around 1980

04.04.2020 to 19.07.2020
Museum für Fotografie

The German journal of international photo art, Fotografie. Zeitschrift internationaler Fotokunst, and its publisher Wolfgang Schulz are the focus of the exhibition FOTOGRAFIE. Wolfgang Schulz and the Photography Scene around 1980. Works by Wolfgang Schulz and other photographers that will be shown in the Kaisersaal of the Museum für Fotografie illuminate an important period of drastic change in the history of West German photography.

Photography around 1980

In the years around 1980 photography gained a new status in the art world. New approaches to photography were explored; museums began to show interest in the medium; the first photo galleries opened; photography made its first major appearance at documenta in 1977; and photo magazines were launched. The starting point for the current exhibition on this exciting, transformative period is the photo journal Fotografie. Zeitschrift internationaler Fotokunst, produced in forty issues between 1977 and 1985 under the editorship of Wolfgang Schulz. The periodical quickly developed into a much-noticed, often controversial, national scene magazine: an extremely lively forum for a burgeoning new movement that was still largely unaffected by art commerce.

Wolfgang Schulz: Editor and Photographer

Wolfgang Schulz sought to elude established norms, pursuing very diverse styles and subject matter both in his role as editor and as a photographer who created an exceptional body of work. The exhibition is the first attempt to rediscover Wolfgang Schulz’s photographs through the works of various photographers presented in Fotografie. Zeitschrift internationaler Fotokunst and to shed light through conversations with contemporary witnesses on a magazine and its editor, and thus on a piece of photographic history in West Germany that unjustly has been nearly forgotten.

An exhibition by the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg and the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

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Wolfgang Schulz: Michael, 1980
© Wolfgang Schulz

Sun 05.04.2020 04:00 pm
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